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Pensioner awarded £9,000 after slipping on shop floor

Personal Injury Shop Claim Awards Pensioner £9k | Middletons Solicitors

A pensioner has been awarded £9,000 compensation after she slipped on a coat hanger in a shop.

The woman had been making her way through the store when she stepped on the hanger which had been left on the floor. It caused her left foot to slip backwards and she fell forwards, landing on her face and right arm.

She suffered a fractured wrist as well as cuts to her lip and right eyebrow. She needed a k-wire inserted into her wrist and was in a cast for two weeks.

She went through a course of physiotherapy, which she found helpful. Her injuries were expected to plateau after around 18 months to two years.

She was left with a faint 2cm scar above her eyebrow.

She took legal action against the shop, claiming it had been negligent in failing to maintain the floor properly and protect her from injury.

The shop admitted liability and agreed to an out-of-court settlement of £9,000 to cover the woman’s pain, suffering and loss of amenity.

Please contact Jenny McKellar in our Westbury office on 1373 865577, or email  if you would like information or advice about making a personal injury claim.

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Just a short note to once again express my sincere thanks to you, Sue and the M&U team, for all your help, cooperation and first class professional support. I am most grateful to you all.

Chris Stephenson, Warminster

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